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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the Story of the Dragon's Pearl what did the dragon find?
2. How long ago had the ancestors of the Village of the Moon Rain came to settle the area?
3. Who kidnapped A-Fu's brother?
4. What is the name of the man in the courtyard of the moon in Chapter 42?
5. Who returns to Fruitless Mountain in Chapter 48?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Old man of the Moon tell Minli when she meets him? What question does she ask of him?
2. What had happened to the orphan girl's brother in Chapter 30?
3. Who do the orphan girl and her brother turn out to be? What do they inform Minli about Great Green Tiger?
4. What lesson did the Old Man of the Moon have for Wu Kang?
5. What does Minli encounter while trying to get to the village in Chapter 30?
6. Who awakens Minli in Chapter 37? How do the villagers react to Dragon?
7. Describe the character of Wu Kang. What was Wu Kang's conflict?
8. What do A-Fu's family do to help heal Minli in Chapter 36?
9. What happens when Minli and Dragon reach Never-Ending Mountain in Chapter 39? What solution does Minli come up with?
10. What happens when the Tiger leaps at Minli in Chapter 29? Who is injured?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the source material or inspiration for the Story of the Paper of Happiness. What is the moral of Ba's story? How does the theme of trust manifest itself in this tale?
Essay Topic 2
Define the term "protagonist" and how this role relates to Minli in the narrative. What is Minli's quest? How does she go about beginning her journey?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the characters of the fish and Aunt Jin and their role in the narrative. What magical elements are foretold in the fish's story?
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